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GULF STREAM: Town heeds campaign and looks into annexation of county pocket



By Antigone Barton



“A stack of letters,” as Mayor William Koch put it — 17 then, with three more on the way —addressed to Town Hall in April may be the most correspondence in recent

times to demand Gulf Stream commissioners’ attention, and was all the more

unusual because not one of the letters came from a…

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South Palm Beach: Police look to union for representation; budget still an issue



By Tim O’Meilia



The South Palm Beach Town Council may soon be negotiating with its small police force over pay and benefits.



The Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association has filed with the state’s Public Employee Relations Commission…

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South Palm Beach: Mayfair helps Imperial to get seawall done



By Tim O’Meilia



The Imperial House might not wash into the sea this hurricane season after all.



Construction of most of a new $500,000 seawall to protect the 58-unit cooperative from unrelenting erosion was completed just as turtle-nesting…

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Sale of WXEL radio faces bureaucratic hurdles















By Kelly Wolfe



Barry University’s board of trustees unanimously agreed to sell its public broadcasting radio station WXEL to Classical South Florida for $3.85 million in

April.…



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Boynton Beach: School roof repair vote marks change in city’s view



By Antigone Barton



The hour was late and the Boynton Beach commissioners bleary-eyed enough to decide postponing a discussion on budget matters was a good idea.



Still, the decision to give a symbolic nod to historical preservation by OK’ing…

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Lantana/Hypoluxo Island: Seawall delayed, but play equipment going up soon

By Margie Plunkett





Seawall construction won’t threaten the sea turtles this year: The state turned down Lantana’s request to build after the…

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Moms: Pretend you never read this. Act surprised.











For recipes, see Mother's Day Brunch

By Jan Norris…



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Local Voices: Mom and me

By Thomas R. Collins



My mom was on a gurney, tubes everywhere, strangers leaning over her, machines making beeps and whirs, fluorescent lights shining cold and bright.



When I got to the emergency room that day six months ago, after my mom turned blue and fell in her assisted living…

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Summer Arts: Summer's Arts Season perfect time for dance, photography, Elvis



By Greg Stepanich



The arts season for 2009-10 is in the books, but that doesn’t mean we’re all going to be reduced to flipping on the A/C and watching videos of cats playing piano

apps on an iPad (cute as that is).



Longtime…

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Obituary – Elvin Priest: County Pocket



By Ron Hayes

County Pocket —When they saw the American flag at half-staff over Surf Road, the painting of Ponce De Leon against the pole, his

neighbors knew Elvin Priest was gone.…

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Obituary – Lisl Bischof Ekvall: Delray Beach



By Emily J. Minor



DELRAY BEACH — Lisl Bischof Ekvall, a native of Vienna, Austria, who fell in love with a U.S. Navy man after the war

and moved to the states — died April 17 after a sudden hospitalization. She was

85.…

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Obituary — Louise Mallory: Gulf Stream





By Antigone Barton





Gulf Stream — When thieves took a boy’s wheelchair, the story made the news.

Louise

Mallory’s response didn’t make the…

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Obituary — Shirley Bennett: Gulf Stream





By Emily J. Minor



Gulf Stream — Shirley Bennett, a Gulf Stream resident who was loved for her easy smile, sense of humor and outstanding Key lime pie, died March 31 in the

hospice unit at Bethesda Memorial Hospital after a very…

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Meet Your Neighbor — Christian Leighton: Delray Beach



Meet Your Neighbor — Christian Leighton

Interior designer Chris Leighton, founder of the Leighton Design Group, has traveled the world over, experienced the exotic and the urban, and where does he call home?

Coastal Delray Beach!…

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Obituary — Retired Air Force Col. George Robert Brendle: Delray Beach





By Emily J. Minor

DELRAY BEACH — Ret. Air Force Col. George Robert Brendle, 92, died in his home at Seagate Towers

Condominiums on April 6 surrounded by his family, including his wife of…

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Obituary — L.J. “Jay” Beardslee: Briny Breezes



Briny Breezes — L.J. “Jay” Beardslee passed away on March 25 at his residence in Palm Bay with his wife of 64 years, Grace, at his side.

His daughter Louise and son-in-law Bob, who live in nearby Melbourne, are assisting with final arrangements.



Mr. Beardslee spent…

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Summer Camp Sampler, 2010

SUMMER CAMPS SAMPLER 2010



NOTE: With so many Summer Camps offered in our area, we selected those located between the Boca Raton Inlet and the Port of Palm Beach. We kept our listing east of I-95.

Not all Summer Camp schedules have been set. Please check back next month…

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Obituary — Charles R. Carden: Gulf Stream



By Antigone Barton





Gulf Stream — Charles R. Carden flew around the country as an airline pilot and immersed himself in history, reading whatever accounts of centuries past he

could find.



But…

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InterFaith21: Perspectives on life informed by others’ ultimate sacrifice



By C.B. Hanif



The last Monday in May is the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s also a day when Americans visit cemeteries, gather for parades and picnics, or watch the

National Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol.…



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Test your Garfield knowledge

So, just how well do you think you know this famous orange tabby?

Take this trivia test (see answers below):





1. Jim Davis first attempted to syndicate a comic strip featuring:…



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